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Above the Azure: Discovering the Thrills of Paragliding in Malta

As an avid pilot, I’ve found paragliding in Malta to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. In this post, I want to share with you my journey through the skies of this beautiful Mediterranean island.

My Personal Experience with Paragliding in Malta

My journey into the world of paragliding in Malta has been nothing short of magical. Every flight feels like a new adventure, a fresh opportunity to see this stunning island from a perspective many never will.

My first encounter with paragliding was through a tandem flight. The feeling of running off the edge of a cliff and suddenly being lifted by the wind was exhilarating. As the ground fell away, all my fears and apprehensions fell with it, replaced by a sense of freedom I had never felt before. Gliding over Malta, I saw the island as a magnificent tapestry of history, nature, and culture – a view that can’t be appreciated in the same way from the ground.

The moment we lifted into the air, I was captivated. Below me, the landscape unfolded – the rugged coastline, the shimmering blue of the Mediterranean, and the patchwork of fields and villages. Each flight brought new sights: the golden hue of the sun setting over the sea, the majestic silhouette of ancient fortifications, and the playful dance of boats on the water.

My Favorite Paragliding Spots in Malta

  1. Dingli Cliffs: Soaring above the Dingli Cliffs was an unforgettable experience. As the highest point in Malta, the cliffs offer remarkable thermals and updrafts, perfect for an exhilarating flight.
  2. Għargħur: As a beginner, Għargħur was an ideal spot for me. Its open spaces and gentle hills provided a safe and manageable environment for learning the ropes.
  3. Mellieħa: Flying over Mellieħa, with its stunning beaches and scenic landscapes, was a dream come true. It’s a spot I’d recommend to more experienced paragliders.

As I became more experienced, I started to understand the nuances of wind and weather, learning to read the sky and make decisions based on the subtle signs of nature. This knowledge didn’t just make me a better paraglider; it deepened my connection to the environment. I felt like a part of the sky, moving with the wind, respecting its power, and reveling in its beauty.

The community of paragliders I met along the way also enriched my experience. They shared tips, stories, and spots only known to locals. This camaraderie was an unexpected but welcome aspect of my paragliding journey. We would often gather after flights, sharing our experiences and the pure joy of flight, further cementing my love for this sport.

Each flight has been a learning experience, teaching me about patience, respect for nature, and the importance of being present in the moment. There’s something incredibly humbling about soaring in the sky, relying on your skills and the whims of the wind. It’s a reminder of how small we are in the grand scheme of things and how beautiful our world can be.


Paragliding in Malta has given me more than just the thrill of flying; it has provided me with a new lens through which to view the world, both literally and metaphorically. The island’s beauty, the thrill of soaring through the sky, and the sense of community among paragliders have all combined to make this one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Whether it’s gliding over ancient landscapes or watching the sunset from a vantage point few can access, each flight is a unique and unforgettable journey.

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